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Casual labour in Malaysia

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:18:39 AM  (Last updated: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:49:54 PM)


I have seen a posting about casual labour, but could not find out the correct information. We have small office and warehouse in Selangor and we have a Supply Chain Specialist working in the warehouse. Sometimes we need extra help in our warehouse to help unloading a container or to help with manual labour in the warehouse (picking customer orders). Are we able to hire people on an ad hoc basis, say 1 day next week and then maybe again in a couple of weeks time as the work is very irregular. Can we pay them directly or do we need to use a recruitment agency? If we hire them directly, do we need a labour agreement? Is there any minimum amount of hours per day that we need to hire someone and pay them for?


KL Siew
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:49:54 PM

Since you are bringing them in to do casual work which is related to the trade and business of the company, paying them direct or otherwise may not be a problem. But I would be more concerned about liability should accident happened during work. I think it may be a better idea to contract it out to certain agencies that supply casual labour to do the work. You can consult the Labour Department and get some official advice from them.

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